Staff Ride: Jett’s Surly Krampus
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Big, Red, and Ready to Punish There’s no question about it: this bike is a tank. With meaty 29×3.0 Maxxis Minions, chromoly frame and fork, racks, dropper, and bags, this is a machine built for long days in the saddle and … Read More

Staff Ride: Dylan’s Chromag Surface
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Handmade Canadian Hardtail Spring is just around the corner and many of us are dreaming of high country singletrack and maybe even a new bike. We thought it would be a good idea to display some of our staff’s bikes … Read More

The Big ‘E’ Question
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E-bikes or Electric Assist Bikes have been around for a long time.  In fact, the first patents were issued in the 1890s but e-bikes really started to gain popularity in the early 2000s and today e-bikes are available from countless … Read More

Stop! Which Brakes in 2017?
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Slow down, buddy… In the past few years a new generation of brakes has hit the market. SRAM finally came out with a successor to their much decried Avid brakes (although some were quite good, like the Codes), Shimano kept … Read More

What’s New? The ‘Spoke Welcomes Trek!
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People are asking us this question in the shop, sometimes wondering what the latest cool new thing is and sometimes just wondering what’s been going on in our lives and in the shop.  A lot of times I don’t have … Read More

Santa Fe Trail Jam 2017
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The 2017 Santa Fe Trail Jam happened a few weekends ago and was a great success despite unfavorable winds and last minute mishaps with the construction crews. High-flying riders from around the state showed up in droves to give the … Read More

24HOP: Arizona Mudfest, Beer Included
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24 Hours in The Old Pueblo Every spring, deep in the Sonoran desert, a tribe of people gather to celebrate the oncoming riding season. Over a course of a week, 5,000 people will create a makeshift camp filled with bikes, … Read More

2016 Retrospective: The Good, The Bad, The Meh?
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Opinions of Kyle Klain – Well, that’s a wrap. 2016 has come to an end with a whimper and we’re off, bravely, into 2017. A lot happened this year (even an election, believe it or not), but we are going … Read More

Stoke: Kona Bikepacking Video
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We have been watching bikepacking grow over the years and rightfully so! Here in Santa Fe we have easy access to public lands straight from town. This video posted by Kona of a Finnish fellow riding near his hometown rings … Read More

Opinion: Best Descents in Santa Fe
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Now here’s a touchy subject: which trails are most fun….going down. Everyone has their personal favorites, but we figured we would lay out a few of our select. I already here the moans that we didn’t include Winsor on here, but … Read More

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